Saturday, December 29, 2007

Here in this house....

Here in this house...
I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs "out there."
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.
I will never know hunger or the fear of not knowing if I'll eat.
I will not shiver in the cold or grow weary from the heat.
I will feel the sun's heat and the rain's coolness,
And be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.
My fur will shine and never be dirty or matted.

Here in this house...
There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.
I will be talked to and, even if I don't understand,
I can enjoy the warmth of the words.
I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.
My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound of it!

Here in this house...
I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.
I will never be used to improve peoples' images of themselves.
I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone's idea of who I should be.
I will never suffer for someone's anger, impatience, or stupidity.
I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all.
If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.

Here in this house...
I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch...
Knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me.
If I am ill, I will be doctored.
If scared, I will be calmed.
If sad, I will be cheered.
No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and thought to be of value.
I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.
My life is a responsibility and not an afterthought.
I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as dogs.

Here in this house...
I will belong.
I will be home.

Author unknown

Belly Rubs,
Tasha and Eva

13 comments:

Eddie N Peaches said...

That is a pretty poem. It would be great if everydog could know that house. Me, Eddie, Bella and Lady were once homeless and we know how lucky we are to have our Momma and Poppa.
Peaches on the other hand has been spoiled from day 1!
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie

Holly said...

Wow, that is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for posting it!

the Corgi Girls said...

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AT THE CORGI LOUNGE!

Come on, come all...

To the Corgi Lounge New Year's Eve into the New Year!

(sleepovers welcome)

Bruce the Bird Dog said...

You too are so pretty, I just love your furs. That is a nice poem, homes for dogs are always needed.

Kapp pack said...

Thanks for sharing! Have a Happy New year!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wow T & E - that was beautiful. Thank woo two for sharing!

Happy New Year!
HUgs,
Sitka (and meows from Tia)

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hey Tasha & Eve. Happy 2008

~ Girl girl

Katherine and Pippa, said...

hello Tasha and Eva

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a totally brilliant new Year.

Did you ever get my card? I haven't got yours. :( I told mistress to print the computer one out but she said to wait for the one in the mail and it hasn't come so I am very upset. You both look so so so beautiful.

Pippa lots of special new year kisses xxxxx

queenofthewindowsandy said...

we dogs fall into the category that you explained in your blog, in fact we overshot the mark and pampered them a little too much with heating pads, electric water dishes, kennels, plus doghouses,plus straw, and of course food and water on demand, plus long 2 hour runs eveery single day, we are onbarlowputzandplatoonoffour

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That was lovely!

Steve and Kat

Peanut said...

We posted that a little while ago. We love it and think it needs to be spread around a ton.

The Daily Echo said...

What a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing it.
ECHO

Bama said...

Wooo, grrrls, that was beawootiful! It makes us so sad to think of pups that don't know the love we're all blessed with. Hopefully 2008 will find wonderful furever homes for everypuppy.
New Years kisses,
Bama & the RHP